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Pentagon: North Korea is Sharing Nuclear Tech With Iran

In July 2016, two days before the anniversary of Obama's nuclear agreement between Iran and the West, Tehran attempted to launch a version of North Korea's BM-25 Musudan ballistic missile, according to multiple intelligence officials. The Yono is produced by North Korea, which both exports the submarine and uses it in its own navy. The 290-foot South Korean warship that sank in 2010 and killed more than 40 sailors, was ambushed in shallow water by a midget sub. Read More

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BC election: Key developments from Day 25

Court of Appeal decision that revealed TD Bank had won an appeal backing its claim for a $2.8 million rebate under the program in 2014, although it had missed the deadline to apply for the benefit by one day. However, the Liberal party said a study by the government found the program created 1,140 jobs between 2004 and 2007. "We need to grow those programs ... Read More

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Trump moves to settle Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Trump moves to settle Israeli-Palestinian conflict

President Trump spoke at a joint press conference with President Abbas of the Palestinian authority Wednesday, their first public meeting together since the election. " Now, Mr. President, with you we have hope ". Trump said any agreement can not be imposed by the United States , "or by any other nation", but said he hopes to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More

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Labour loses overall control of Glasgow City Council

Labour loses overall control of Glasgow City Council

Early results from Thursday's local elections confirmed a pattern of Labour losses across Scotland, together with significant gains for the Conservatives and mixed fortunes for the SNP. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: "I would like to thank everyone yesterday who went out and voted Scottish Conservative". Labour deputy leader Tom Watson visited Glasgow to campaign and said voters faced a choice between "Labour's plan to move Glasgow forward or the SNP obsession with holding ... Read More

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Iran, Russia, Turkey Conclude Syria Safe Zones Agreement

Putin said Wednesday that "as far I could tell " the U.S. leader broadly supported the idea in a phone call they held on Tuesday. Col. -Gen. Sergei Rudskoi told reporters on Friday that the "work of checkpoints and observation posts, as well as the management of security zones, will be carried out by the personnel and formations of Russia, Turkey and Iran". Read More

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Man in iconic Ferguson photo dies

Man in iconic Ferguson photo dies

Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Crawford was in the backseat of a vehicle travelling through the 1400 block of Salisbury Street, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St Louis when the wound was inflicted. "The women told police that Crawford had started talking about how depressed he was", the newspaper reported. Crawford Jr., 27, died Thursday night after what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, leaving behind four children. Read More

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' gets April 2018 U.S. trial date

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' gets April 2018 U.S. trial date

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') returns to a Brooklyn courtroom as his lawyers fight to relieve restrictive jail conditions. Cogan has denied Guzman visits from anyone other than his lawyers or permission to communicate with potential witnesses. She says the wall hinders communications, especially in preparation for a trial where they will be showing their client 10,000 or more documents. Read More

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Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders' agenda

The Kremlin , meanwhile, called the talks constructive and added that the two leaders had spoken in favor of meeting in-person at July's G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Prospects for coordination of Russia-US efforts in fighting against worldwide terrorism in the context of the situation in Syria were in focus of a telephone conversation between President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Donald Trump of the United States, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday. Read More

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Israel minister says Damascus blast consistent with country's policy

But Yisrael Katz , the Israeli intelligence minister, seemed to acknowledge his country's involvement, saying the attack was "consistent" with Israel's policy of not allowing Hezbollah to obtain such weaponry. When pushed by the interviewer that this was a claim of responsibility for the attack, Katz said: "I did not say that, I said what I said". "In my view, and I know it's also the view of the prime minister, it would be hard for us to say 'no, ' " Johnson said. Read More

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China wants to be good neighbour with N Korea

The United States has sent a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Korean waters and a pair of strategic USA bombers flew training drills with South Korea and Japan in another show of strength this week. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the Chinese media that Beijing was devoted to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a diplomatic solution to the present tensions over North Korea's missile tests, Reuters reported. Read More

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Anna Wintour Kicks Off Met Gala Red Carpet

Anna Wintour Kicks Off Met Gala Red Carpet

And leading the bizarrely-dressed list on Monday was none other than singer Katy Perry - who co-chaired this year's fundraising event - in her all-red John Galliano ensemble. And considering that the night's celebrity attendees were expected to honor the boundary-pushing designer with their red carpet fashion, some sartorial missteps were inevitable. Read More

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Cong Leader Digvijaya Booked For His Alleged 'ISIS' Remark Against Telangana Police

Cong Leader Digvijaya Booked For His Alleged 'ISIS' Remark Against Telangana Police

I don't think so. While fresh cases are being registered against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh after his tweets on Telangana police, a case registered against him in February this year has not made any headway. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. "The complainant is Dinesh Chowdhary who is a youth leader from TRS party", he said, adding "A detailed enquiry will be carried out soon". Read More

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Classical maestro Dudamel hits Venezuela govt over protests

Classical maestro Dudamel hits Venezuela govt over protests

See an * a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/165796" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" *alternate angle of this incident here. "It is a fraud by Maduro's side", said Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles, the president's most prominent opponent. Because El Sistema is largely funded by the Venezuelan government, many have accused Dudamel of being complacent with a government that is increasingly being perceived as authoritarian. Read More

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Grassley casts doubt on Federal Bureau of Investigation credibility in political inquiries

Comey testified , adding: "His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding e-Mails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the Secretary of State". Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who's been investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation and Turkey. Comey said he'd already "briefed congressional intelligence leaders on who we have open investigations on". Read More

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EC should remove doubts on sanctity of poll process

EC should remove doubts on sanctity of poll process

According to sources, the Commission, at the May 12 meeting, will brief representatives of all political parties about the modalities of the EVM challenge and also seek their views on it. In addition to the EVM-VVPAT agenda, the meeting is also being held to seek views on the EC proposals regarding making poll bribery a cognizable offence and disqualification of MPs and MLAs chargesheeted for voter bribery. Read More

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Mugabe: Zimbabwe Second Most Developed Nation in Africa

Mugabe: Zimbabwe Second Most Developed Nation in Africa

Other panelists include, former African Development Bank, President Donald Kaberuka, Oxfam Director Winnie Byanyima, Hollywood actor and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace, Forest Whitaker. Reports by the statistical service show that 48 percent of the population is educated with over 40 percent of graduates unemployed or under-employed. Read More

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Auto auction to boost safety precautions after crash kills 3

Auto auction to boost safety precautions after crash kills 3

Seven men and one woman were treated and released from area hospitals, but a 55-year-old man is still hospitalized with serious injuries. Massachusetts State Police said in a statement that it appeared to be an accident. Only auction employees are allowed to drive vehicles on the auction site. "He looked like an innocent guy, so I just shut off the auto and tried to help people as much as I could", said Sarraf. Read More

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Obama endorses Macron in France's presidential runoff

But the latest polls suggest she is trailing her rival after Macron bested her in a live TV debate on Wednesday night. "All this is factually inaccurate", Mr Macron said. "He really has looked very relaxed, very confident, and his strategy has really been to pull up the far-right Marine Le Pen on being too vague on policy, being too vague on detail, and he has really managed to get her on the back foot". Read More

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SNP biggest party on Aberdeen City Council as Conservatives surge

SNP biggest party on Aberdeen City Council as Conservatives surge

The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Scottish Greens will also be looking to make gains this time around, after returning 115, 71 and 14 councillors respectively in 2012. The loss came as the Scottish Tories began making a series of gains across many of Scotland's 32 council areas, picking up seats from Paisley to Glasgow and Aberdeenshire, in line with a sharp rise in support detected by pollsters. Read More

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Donald Trump is the best troll in all of politics

Noting that he's the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the forum, Trump thanked the NRA for its endorsement after the GOP primaries. "On their very last full day in office, the previous administration issued an 11th hour rule to restrict the use of lead ammunition on certain federal lands", Trump said, but that rule was eliminated on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's first day in office. Read More

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Gov cites 'deep concern' about GOP American Health Care Act

Republican Reps. Tim Murphy, of Upper St. Clair; Keith Rothfus, of Sewickley; Bill Shuster, of Bedford County; and Mike Kelly, of Butler voted for the replacement bill, known as the American Health Care Act , while Rep. "The House must not pass the legislation as it is". There's about to be a ton of tax credit changes - especially for those who are older. Democratic leaders have called on Americans to urge their Senators to reject the bill. Read More

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Carl Vinson now in Philippine Sea

South Korea's navy has begun joint exercises with USA ships, including the supercarrier USS Carl Vinson, in a show of force amid the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. The US Armed Services Committee hearing comes a day after all 100 senators received a classified briefing at the White House about the crisis with North Korea. Read More

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Obama's Massive Presidential Center Is Going to Feature a Recording Studio

Showing new images of the center planned for 59th and Stony Island, the former leader of the free world dealt with details usually left to aldermen. Architects Billie Tsien, Tod Williams and Chicago's Dina Griffin were also in attendance. The Center's design attempts to integrate with Jackson Park, not overwhelm it, while using benefits from an estimated 700,000 annual visitors to uplift the area. Read More

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Conservative party increase their majority on Essex County Council after local elections

The votes have largely been overshadowed by news of the snap general election, next month but will be closely watched by the major parties for any sign of a shift in their favour. "Only a quarter of the votes have been counted and the turnout is only half what you get in a general election", he told ITV's Good Morning Britain. The Scottish Conservatives will aim to build on their success at last year's Holyrood election which saw leader Ruth Davidson win a constituency seat in Edinburgh. Read More

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U.S. soldier killed, two wounded in fight with Shabaab in Somalia

Somalia's new Somali-American president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, last month declared a new offensive against al-Shabab, which is based in Somalia but has claimed responsibility for major attacks elsewhere in East Africa. military program to offer assistance to ground troops in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command said the deployment was for logistics training of Somalia's army. Read More

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Federal gov't relaxes nutrition standards for school lunches

Federal gov't relaxes nutrition standards for school lunches

The School Nutrition Association , which represents school nutrition directors and companies that sell food to schools , has said numerous standards are unworkable and lobbied to roll them back. Obama pushed the changes as part of her " Let's Move " campaign to combat childhood obesity . "That shouldn't be happening", said the group's CEO Patricia Montague, commending Perdue's new rule. Read More

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Czech PM not ready to resign, fires finance minister

Czech PM not ready to resign, fires finance minister

According to Reuters, he changed his mind after President Miloš Zeman indicated he would only recognize the resignation of Sobotka, not of the entire government. Mr Babis denied any wrongdoing. But that is exactly what ANO refuses, saying Babis had no reason to quit. Past prime ministerial resignations have meant the automatic fall of the government. Read More

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Formula One Russian Grand Prix sees Bottas secure first win

The victory has thrown him back into contention for the world championship after being bested by Hamilton in the first three races of season. "I've never seen anyone like him under this kind of pressure to win his first grand prix". And Britain's Jolyon Palmer had another day to forget. Massa meanwhile had a strong race in sixth place until a slow puncture forced an extra stop, dropping him to an eventual ninth. Read More

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